We recently obtained a female that we were told was approx 2 yrs old. However she only weighs 170 grams and appears on the thin side. Wondering what feeding schedule we can do to help her gain weight in hopes of being able to breed this spring… would twice weekly feedings be appropriate?
Also, I originally planned to start brumation at the end of November. However in order to give her more time to gain weight, I have read some other breeders do not start brumation until January. Is it realistic that she may gain sufficient weight by January to go in to brumation? Is there any reason starting brumation so late in the season would be a negative thing? Curious if the brumation time frame is solely based on breeder preference?